Business Analysis Certification Program - The Tools
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Business Analysis Certification Program - The Tools

Business Analysis Certification Program (IIBA - ECBA Certification)
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Last updated 12/2019
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This course includes
  • 8.5 hours on-demand video
  • 34 articles
  • 124 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Analytical Techniques for Business Analysis (IIBA - ECBA)
  • Activities and Tools Used for Business (IIBA - ECBA)
  • Documentation Used for Business Analysis (IIBA - ECBA)
Requirements
  • No special requirements or prerequisites, but general knowledge about business would facilitate learning.
Description

The Business Analysis Certification Program - The Tools course is aligned with the (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge Guide) BABOK v3 and includes 3 topic-oriented courses that cover the tools part of the Business Analysis Certification Program.

Analytical Techniques for Business Analysis (IIBA - ECBA)

This course will introduce Analysis Tools for Scoping and Planning, Models that Support Business Analysis and Analyses that Support Decision making. Some examples: Benchmarking and Market Analysis, Document Analysis, Scope Modeling and State Modeling.

We are also going to discuss about: Process Modeling, Process Analysis, Organizational Modeling, Interface Analysis, Data Flow Diagrams, Data Mining, Data Modeling and Prototyping. Finally, some words about Risk Analysis and Management, Financial Analysis, Root Cause Analysis, SWOT Analysis and Decision Modeling and Decision Analysis.

Activities and Tools Used for Business (IIBA - ECBA)

The categories of techniques covered in this course include idea generation and data gathering techniques that you can use with groups, such as brainstorming, collaborative games, and workshops.

We'll also look at decision-making techniques, such as estimation and prioritization. Finally, we'll talk about several tools used for Business Analysis, such as Backlog Management, Balance Scorecard, and Business Model Canvas.

Documentation and Criteria Used for Business Analysis (IIBA - ECBA)

In this course, we're going to look at types of documents you will use as a business analyst. Some of them are glossaries and business rules you'll need, others are documents you'll create that contain business cases, use cases, and user stories.

The final type of documents we'll look at contain metrics and criteria you'll use for evaluating performance and establishing requirements.

You can use this course to improve your business analysis knowledge and abilities and to obtain the certifications provided by the International Institute of Business Analysis.

This course is part of the Business Analysis Certification Program which includes 14 courses. That’s it! Now go ahead and push that “Take this course” button and see you on the inside!

Who this course is for:
  • Individuals ready to develop their business analysis skills, knowledge and behaviors as practicing business analysis professionals.
Course content
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+ Business Analysis Certification Program - The Tools
3 lectures 16:33

The Business Analysis Certification Program - The Tools course is aligned with the (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge Guide) BABOK v3 and includes 3 topic-oriented courses that cover the tools part of the Business Analysis Certification Program.

Preview 02:58

The Business Analysis Certification Program is aligned with the (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge Guide) BABOK v3 and has a total of fourteen sections that are also presented as individual courses for your convenience.

Preview 10:11

You might know this. I’m adding it to any course in the introductory section. But, just in case some suggestions to improve your learning.

Course Guidelines
03:24
+ Analytical Techniques for Business Analysis (IIBA - ECBA)
36 lectures 03:13:34

This course will introduce Analysis Tools for Scoping and Planning, Models that Support Business Analysis and Analyses that Support Decision making. Some examples: Benchmarking and Market Analysis, Document Analysis, Scope Modeling and State Modeling.

Preview 03:14

After completing this topic, you should be able to identify the elements of benchmarking and market analysis

Benchmarking and Market Analysis
06:56

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise the steps in performing document analysis

Document Analysis
08:51

After completing this topic, you should be able to distinguish between scope modelling diagramming techniques

Scope Modelling
08:48

After completing this topic, you should be able to distinguish between the elements of state modelling

State Modelling
06:02

State Transition Diagram

State Transition Diagram
00:10

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognize how to apply scoping and planning tools in business analysis

Exercise: Scoping and Planning Tools
08:28

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise the characteristics of process modelling

Process Modelling
12:18

Flowchart/Business Process Model/Activity Diagram

Flowchart/Business Process Model/Activity Diagram
00:06

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise the characteristics of process analysis

Process Analysis
18:50

SIPOC Model/Value Stream Map

SIPOC Model/Value Stream Map
00:05

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise the types of organisational models

Organizational Modelling
07:30

Functionally-oriented Organizational Model

Functionally-oriented Organizational Model
00:08

After completing this topic, you should be able to identify the elements of an interface definition

Interface Analysis
05:52

Interface Analysis Diagram

Interface Analysis Diagram
00:06

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise the elements of data flow diagrams

Data Flow Diagrams
06:37

Context and Data Flow Diagrams

Context and Data Flow Diagrams
00:10

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise considerations for using data mining

Data Mining
08:23

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise considerations for using data modelling

Data Modelling
06:49

Entity-Relationship Diagram (Crow's Foot Notation)

Entity-Relationship Diagram (Crow's Foot Notation)/Class Diagram
00:11

After completing this topic, you should be able to distinguish between common prototyping methods

Prototyping
08:13

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise how to apply models that support business analysis

Exercise: Business Analysis Models
16:31

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise characteristics of risk analysis and management

Risk Analysis and Management
11:01

Example of a Risk Register

Example of a Risk Register
00:09

After completing this topic, you should be able to distinguish between methods of financial analysis

Financial Analysis
09:47

Example of a Cost-Benefit Analysis

Example of a Cost-Benefit Analysis
00:01

After completing this topic, you should be able to describe root cause analysis

Root Cause Analysis
05:06

Fishbone Diagram

Fishbone Diagram
00:04

After completing this topic, you should be able to define the elements of a SWOT analysis

SWOT Analysis
06:02

SWOT Matrix

SWOT Matrix
00:06

After completing this topic, you should be able to distinguish between decision modelling and decision analysis

Decision Modelling and Decision Analysis
11:58

Simple/Weighted Decision Matrix

Simple/Weighted Decision Matrix
00:06

Decision Table/Tree

Decision Table/Tree
00:03

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise how to apply decision-making analysis tools

Exercise: Decision-making Analysis Tools
11:23

Course Project (optional)

Course Project (optional)
00:36

Congratulations! You just finished the Analytical Techniques Used for Business Analysis.

Analytical Techniques for Business Analysis (IIBA - ECBA)
02:49

This course will introduce Analysis Tools for Scoping and Planning, Models that Support Business Analysis and Analyses that Support Decision making. Some examples: Benchmarking and Market Analysis, Do

Analytical Techniques for Business Analysis (IIBA - ECBA)
24 questions
+ Activities and Tools Used for Business (IIBA - ECBA)
33 lectures 03:02:28

he Activities and Tools Used for Business (IIBA - ECBA) is the 10th course of the Business Analysis Certification Program which includes a total of 14 courses.

The categories of techniques covered in this course include idea generation and data gathering techniques that you can use with groups, such as brainstorming, collaborative games, and workshops.

We'll also look at decision-making techniques, such as estimation and prioritization. Finally, we'll talk about several tools used for Business Analysis, such as Backlog Management, Balance Scorecard, and Business Model Canvas.

Preview 02:23

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise when to best use mind mapping and brainstorming.

Brainstorming and Mind Mapping
11:16

Brainstorming Diagram

Brainstorming Diagram
00:10

The Taxonomy of a Mind Map

The Taxonomy of a Mind Map
00:11

After completing this topic, you should be able to distinguish between focus groups and workshops

Focus Groups and Workshops
19:03

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognize how to prepare effectively for surveys and questionnaires

Surveys and Questionnaires
08:20

After completing this topic, you should be able to distinguish between interviewing and observation techniques

Interviews and Observation I
13:04

After completing this topic, you should be able to distinguish between interviewing and observation techniques

Interviews and Observation II
09:28

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise characteristics of collaborative games and lessons learned

Lessons Learned and Collaborative Games
10:01

Examples of Collaborative Games

Examples of Collaborative Games
00:05

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise how to apply group activities in sharing knowledge

Exercise: Group Activities in Knowledge Sharing
15:12

After completing this topic, you should be able to match estimation methods to descriptions

Estimation
07:47

After completing this topic, you should be able to distinguish between prioritization approaches

Prioritization
04:56

Approaches to Prioritisation

Approaches to Prioritisation
00:05

After completing this topic, you should be able to distinguish between reviews and item tracking in terms of strengths and limitations

Reviews and Item Tracking
16:02

After completing this topic, you should be able to identify the elements of vendor assessment

Vendor Assessment
03:26

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise how to apply techniques to support decision making

Exercise: Techniques to Support Decision Making
09:19

After completing this topic, you should be able to distinguish between stakeholder lists, maps, and personas

Stakeholder List, Map, and Personas
10:27

Stakeholder Matrix

Stakeholder Matrix
00:03

Stakeholder Onion Diagram

Stakeholder Onion Diagram
00:09

RACI Matrix

RACI Matrix
00:07

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise the characteristics of backlog management

Backlog Management
05:33

After completing this topic, you should be able to describe the balanced scorecard

Balanced Scorecard
06:06

Balanced Scorecard Diagram

Balanced Scorecard Diagram
00:04

After completing this topic, you should be able to identify the elements of the roles and permissions matrix

Roles and Permissions Matrix
02:58

Roles and Permissions Matrix

Roles and Permissions Matrix
00:07

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise the elements of the business model canvas

Business Model Canvas
06:41

Business Model Canvas

Business Model Canvas
00:04

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise characteristics of functional decomposition

Functional Decomposition
07:10

Functional Decomposition Diagram

Functional Decomposition Diagram
00:07

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise how to use business analysis tools

Exercise: Using Business Analysis Tools
09:17

Course Project (optional)

Course Project (optional)
00:36

he Activities and Tools Used for Business (IIBA - ECBA) is the 10th course of the Business Analysis Certification Program which includes a total of 14 courses.

Activities and Tools Used for Business (IIBA - ECBA)
02:07

he Activities and Tools Used for Business (IIBA - ECBA) is the 10th course of the Business Analysis Certification Program which includes a total of 14 courses.

Activities and Tools Used for Business (IIBA - ECBA)
23 questions
+ Documentation Used for Business Analysis
24 lectures 01:49:55

In this course, we're going to look at types of documents you will use as a business analyst. Some of them are glossaries and business rules you'll need, others are documents you'll create that contain business cases, use cases, and user stories. The final type of documents we'll look at contain metrics and criteria you'll use for evaluating performance and establishing requirements.

Preview 02:17

After completing this topic, you should be able to identify the elements in a data dictionary

Glossary and Data Dictionary
10:13

Example of a Data Dictionary

Example of a Data Dictionary
00:05

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise the limitations of concept modelling

Concept Modelling
03:34

After completing this topic, you should be able to distinguish between definitional rules and behavioural rules

Business Rules Analysis
08:00

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise how to apply glossaries and rules in business analysis

Exercise: Understanding Glossaries and Rules
07:05

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognize steps in the business case creation process

Business Cases
05:40

After completing this topic, you should be able to describe business capability analysis strengths and limitations

Business Capability Analysis
09:08

Sample Capability Map

Sample Capability Map
00:10

After completing this topic, you should be able to describe the elements of use cases and scenarios

Use Cases and Scenarios
07:20

Use Case Diagram

Use Case Diagram
00:05

After completing this topic, you should be able to describe the elements of sequence diagrams

Sequence Diagrams
06:24

Elements Sequence Diagrams

Elements Sequence Diagrams
00:06

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognize considerations in employing user stories

User Stories
04:47

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise the attributes of business and use cases

Exercise: Understanding Business and Use Cases
10:07

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise considerations for using metrics and KPIs

Metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
08:49

After completing this topic, you should be able to differentiate between strengths of acceptance and evaluation criteria

Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria
05:47

Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria - one/multiple solutions

Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria - one/multiple solutions
00:11

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise the limitations of using nonfunctional requirements analysis

Nonfunctional Requirements Analysis
09:23

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise considerations for using metrics and criteria in business analysis

Exercise: Understanding Metrics and Criteria
07:53

Course Project (optional)

Course Project (optional)
00:36

In this course, we're going to look at types of documents you will use as a business analyst.

Documentation and Criteria Used for Business Analysis
02:03

In this course, we're going to look at types of documents you will use as a business analyst.

Documentation and Criteria Used for Business Analysis
18 questions

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